ACCDN Guest Reporter Winner Is NC State Senior, Taylor Cunningham
The ACC Digital Network inaugural Guest Reporter Campaign conducted over the Internet was won by NC State senior, Taylor Cunningham. She will be on the sideline today representing the ACCDN for the 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship in Charlotte, NC between Florida State and Georgia Tech. The Sports Techie community blog covered the promotion back in September via this link here. Fan contests involving online sports technology is a hot trend to keep an eye on during 2015 and beyond.
ACCDN Guest Reporter
Cunningham is pursuing a Communications and Media major with a minor in Journalism. The Wolfpack student is an official member of the ACC Digital Network production team throughout the weekend, follow her ACCDN insight on Twitter here @theACCDN.
“I’m excited to have been chosen to join the ACCDN for the ACC Championship game in Charlotte. This is a tremendous opportunity that will provide me with valuable experience,” said Taylor Cunningham. “I’m looking forward to being a part of the ACCDN team!”
Her first assignment was to interview NC State Legend Jessie Campbell as a segment of the ACC Nights of Legends event.
Additional segments can be viewed on theACC.com as part of the ACCDN’s extensive coverage of the ACC Football Championship Game.
“We were thrilled to have had such a great pool of ACC students and dedicated fans enter this campaign and hope to continue to work with many of them,” said Natalie Jenkins, Director of Marketing for the ACCDN. “We know that our viewers really connect with our analysts from ACC schools like Clinton Portis, Tajh Boyd, Bryn Renner, Jason Capel, Julius Hodge and Renaldo Wynn. Our hope is that Taylor, a current student, will enhance our coverage with a fresh, new perspective this weekend while providing her with a unique real life experience.”
Look for Cunningham on the ACCLive: Bowl Selection Show on Sunday, then she heads back to Raleigh to concentrate on studying and covering the NC State Football and Basketball programs before graduation in May.
Any Sports Techie interested in being part of future Guest Reporter campaigns or opportunities will benefit by following the @theACCDN handle and submitting necessary contest information at theACC.com/GuestReporter web page.
ABOUT THE ACC DIGITAL NETWORK
The ACC Digital Network (theACCDN) is a joint venture between Silver Chalice, a fast-growing digital sports and entertainment media firm and Raycom Sports, a long-time television producer and partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The television-quality, cross-platform digital video network covers the spectrum of one of the nation’s top intercollegiate athletic conferences, featuring both live programming and original on-demand content throughout the entire year. All ACCDN videos are viewable on theACC.com, the ACC mobile and tablet app, as well as various streaming and connected mobile and TV devices such as Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Roku. For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACCDN on Twitter and Instagram.
Sports Techie, Cunningham’s twitter profile at @_TCunningham says she enjoys family, traveling and cookies. She should add sports tech to her interests after this resume building contest win.
The Sports Techie community sends our virtual congratulations to Taylor and best wishes to the rest of the inspiring Guest Reporter candidates.
Below is a breakdown of the ACC Championship game.
The conference championship game features the College Football Playoff Rankings number four ranked Florida State team taking their undefeated record against the number eleven ranked Georgia Tech squad that plays here in Atlanta. The top three ranked teams all have one loss but FSU’s strength of schedule and close game outcomes recently dropped them to fourth place. The Seminoles are ranked two in the latest AP Top 25 poll while the Yellow Jackets come is with the twelfth ranking.
The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner was FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, the second freshman and youngest ever to win the award. The controversial QB is attempting to lead his team to back-to-back National title wins after they won the 2014 BCS National Championship Game.
The new College Football Playoff (CFP) format takes the top four teams according to selection committee votes rather than relying on computer software programs to calculate the best teams. If FSU wins this ACC Championship game they are in one of the January 1, 2015 semifinal games. If GT wins, FSU is out.
More than 60,000 football fans are expected to attend this prestigious ACC game at Bank of America Stadium in Uptown. The ACC Fanfest presented by AT&T takes place on Graham and Mint Street; from noon to 7 pm. The USA Football Fundamentals Clinic is at the Carolina Panthers Practice Field at noon until 7 p.m., rain is expected.
Watch the game on ABC starting at 8PM EST. Listen to Cunningham for game data, interviews and fan experience happenings. Watch live after the game: #ACCFCG postgame press conferences at theACC.com.
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See y’all later in Seattle and here in Atlanta.
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